Have you ever found yourself in uncomfortable situations because you could not communicate your concerns clearly?
It so happens that we worry a little too much about making others feel bad and so take the unnecessary stuff on to us. We would rather take the pain ourselves than confront the situation directly.
Sometimes, this attitude could get us into serious trouble.
We might always feel frustrated because of giving in to the obligations and hesitations and doing things that we don’t really want to do. There might be other things at that moment that require our attention but our inability or hesitation to assert our needs and put forward our priorities is the real problem here.
What we are afraid of when we want to put forth our concerns is upsetting others or rupturing relations with people. But is there no way to address this issue? Do we always have to surrender to these constraints? What is a way out of this?
The way out is exactly what we are going to discuss today! Read on!!
Assertiveness is one skill that we all need to get some hold on. It is the ability to communicate our needs, priorities, or thoughts effectively while paying respect to the differential perspectives and not offending the other person’s opinions.
It is a positive trait that we should be building upon but we need to be mindful of giving others sufficient space and maintaining our boundaries at all times. Going a little overboard on being assertive could make us “bossy” and that could come as a contributing factor to disrupting amicable relationships.
Here are a few ways I found that could come in to help us communicate the difference more effectively.
Also, some people find it very hard to deny anyone of any help and at times put themselves in difficult situations because of this. It is very necessary to learn to say “No” at times.
Being assertive while maintaining the calm in tough situations is an indicator of belief in self and strong confidence. It depicts the person’s ability to manage stressful situations more effectively. It also increases our respect for us in other people’s eyes for conducting ourselves in a composed manner.
This is one skill that all aspiring leaders should be working to enhance upon because they would be carrying responsibilities on their shoulders and should not be regretting the decisions they make.
Finally, assertiveness is a positive skill to attain could help us stay out of so many stressful situations
Thank you so much for reading through this and I hope that you found it useful!
I’ll see you next Sunday with another article.